While police in Vancouver were kept busy on Halloween night, RCMP in Surrey had their hands full with calls as well.
In a tweet, Surrey police said they received over 900 calls for service throughout the course of the evening.
Police and call takers in #SurreyBC responded to over 900 calls for service on #Halloween night, including 324 bylaws complaints related to fireworks, parties etc. Busy night for our teams! pic.twitter.com/CXBGnmUSfW
— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) November 2, 2020
Surrey RCMP Cpl. Joanie Sidhu told Daily Hive that throughout the night, the Surrey RCMP COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Team conducted 150 proactive checks for compliance with the public health orders.
Police also received 24 calls about COVID-19-related complaints and “324 bylaw calls regarding noise complaints, fireworks and large groups.”
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Even with the number of calls received and the number of COVID-19 compliance checks completed, Sidhu said that overall, there “was a high rate of compliance with only three instances of non-compliance.”
And while no related tickets were issued during the night, she noted that seven warnings were issued under the COVID-19 Regulations and Measures Act for large groups, as well as one under the Quarantine Act.